Phoenix lays plans for zero-based budgeting

Spending controversies mark transparency push by Lynh Bui – The Arizona Republic Phoenix is developing a zero-based budgeting system for the 2012-13 fiscal year that would provide more details of what the city is spending money on and how the costs are justified.

Arizona 51 and Loop 101 in Phoenix designated as scenic corridors

Move aimed at keeping billboards, salvage yards out but does not carry force of law by Michael Clancy The Arizona Republic Arizona 51 and Loop 101 in north Phoenix have been designated as scenic corridors, the first freeways on the city’s list of scenic roads.

City Council Approves Scenic Corridors in North Phoenix

I am proud that today the Phoenix City Council approved amendments to the Phoenix General Plan that established State Route 51 (SR-51) north of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve and Loop 101 in Phoenix as scenic corridors. These corridors create 300-foot buffers on each side of these freeways that limit outdoor primary uses and billboards.

Update from Councilman Bill Gates on the 7th Street and 7th Ave Reverse Lanes

The reverse lanes on Seventh Avenue and Seventh Street were created in 1979 as a north/south traffic flow solution to help move residents and commuters to and from downtown Phoenix. Based on the Reverse Lanes Task Force recommendation the City Council approved retaining the reverse lanes in December 2010 along with safety enhancements. The City […]

Phoenix City Council approves tentative 2011-12 budget

by Lynh Bui – Jun. 9, 2011 11:09 AM The Arizona Republic PHOENIX – The City Council on Wednesday approved a tentative budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year on a 6-2 vote. Mayor Phil Gordon and council members Bryan Jeffries, Michael Johnson, Michael Nowakowski, Tom Simplot and Thelda Williams all voted in favor of the […]

Phoenix voluntary billboard freeze in the works

by Michael Clancy – Jun. 3, 2011 12:00 AM The Arizona Republic The outline of a voluntary moratorium on billboard construction is taking shape as the Phoenix City Council won agreements from a developer and a billboard company to hold off on their plans until a city committee can consider revisions to the city’s billboard […]